Mike Pisacano

Mike is a contributing writer for Before the Cyborgs. A journalism graduate from SUNY Purchase, he has a passion for watching films and writing criticism. Follow him on Letterboxd (mike_pisacano) where you can keep track of his film watching habits

Recent articles

[Tribeca Review]: Luce

Luce brings up a more layered and complex view on race than typical Hollywood movies including certain Best Picture winners in recent history, are willing to tackle.

In Appreciation Of: The Phantom Menace at 20

Two friends look back at the beginning of the new generation of Star Wars films and its inaugural entry.

Review: Tolkien

Tolkien offers a superficial look at the inspirations and talents of the great author.

[Tribeca Review]: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Extremely Wicked...suggests a different perspective on the Bundy story but fails to deliver on such promises instead presenting a misguided sympathetic view of the notorious serial killer

Every Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie Ranked From Worst To Best

With the Endgame now upon us we rank all of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe from worst to best.

Nippon Double Trifecta: Six Exciting Acts From Japan!

Every third article is a triple feature. With Japan, I hit the 2x multiplier! Here's 6 incredible acts from the archipelago.

Articles by this author

Review: Pacific Rim: Uprising

Pacific Rim: Uprising Dilutes the Imagination of Guillermo Del Toro’s Original into a bland forgettable blockbuster

Making The Case: Lady Bird For Best Picture

Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird is a long shot for Best Picture come Oscar night but should it be? We make the case for Lady Bird to win Best Picture.

Review: Early Man is Another Hilarious, Charming Outing From Aardman Animation

Aardman Animation delivers another standout stop-motion picture that will surely fly under the radar but should not escape yours

Review: Cloverfield Paradox Lacks The Ambition Its Marketing Possesses

Netflix’s Surprise Post-Superbowl Release, The Cloverfield Paradox, Doesn’t Even Live Up to its Three Hours of Hype

Review: “The Road Movie” Is A Morbid Drive Through the Chaotic Streets of Russia

A clever inversion of traditional documentary filmmaking, The Road Movie is a one of a kind viewing experience.

Review: The Greatest Showman Is A Fun But Empty Musical Spectacle

The Greatest Showman will leave you rolling your eyes more often than tapping your feet.